Academic Advisor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is looking to hire an Academic Advisor to support the Undergraduate Academic Advising Team. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Academic Advising

  • Utilize student development theories and Appreciative Advising model to frame advising sessions and communicate effectively with students.

  • Assist students with registration, course selection, schedule changes, academic planning, college adjustment, and referral to college resources.

  • Educate students on university policies and procedures, degree requirements, application of transfer credit, and the value of engagement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

  • Collaborate with faculty to monitor student progress and provide outreach to students as needed, suggesting strategies for academic improvement and success.

  • Teach conflict resolution and problem solving skills related to academic matters.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in using Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Engage in professional development to maintain and enhance relevant advising skills and knowledge.

Event Planning and Implementation

  • Assist university colleagues in the planning and implementation of events such as New Student Orientation, Spring Preview Day, and Open House.

  • Facilitate connections with potential and current students and parents at university events.

Administrative Role:

  • Work collaboratively with academic advisors from all university Colleges to enhance advising services and implement strategies that further student success.

  • Participate in department meetings and functions as needed.

  • Serve as liaison to Admissions, Registrar/Records, Housing, Cashier’s Office, Dean of Students Office, International Student Services, Study Abroad, and other departments and colleges as necessary.

  • Maintain accurate records using technology resources.

  • May work with Campus Academic Mentors (CAMs) on their registration, orientation, and UNIV responsibilities.

  • Other duties as assigned based on the needs of the College.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights


Bachelor’s degree. Area of study: STEM subject, psychology, sociology, counseling, communication, education or other related field

Academic Advising experience.

Preferred Education:

(Master’s degree. Area of study: Higher Education, counseling, psychology, STEM subject, or other related field

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